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5 Things You May Not Know About Waterboarding

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April 23, 2009 by Andrew17

5 Things You May Not Know About Waterboarding 1. President Theodore Roosevelt had General Jacob H. Smith court-martial for not preventing waterboarding on the island of Samar during the Spanish American War of 1898 in the Philippines 2. Japanese soldiers were sentence to death after WWII for waterboarding Allied troops 3. In 1957 the French government ban the book “The Question”, which described first-hand how French paratroopers waterboarded a French journalist by the name of Henri Alleg 4. The first U.S. solider to be convicted for waterboarding an individual during a military conflict was Captain/Major Edwin F. Glenn. He was convicted of waterboarding Tobeniano Ealdama during the Spanish American War of 1898 in the Philippines 5. It is believed that during the Spanish Inquisition, waterboarding (called toca) had profound religious significance to the Inquisitors. Toca is believed to symbolize Christian baptism during the Inquisition of “heretics”


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